Annual Conference 2024 – Keynote Speaker Announcement 

Annual Conference 2024 – Keynote Speaker Announcement 


Date: October 5th 2024 (8:45am-3:30pm)
Where: Larbert High School, Falkirk

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Keynote Speakers – Charline & Craig Joiner 

I am delighted to be able to announce both Charline and Craig Joiner will be joint keynote speakers this year. We will be looking at a different format with Dr Andy Dalziell interviewing both Charline & Craig Joiner about their experiences in PE and how it has inspired their journey.


Charline went to Dunfermline High School where she played for the hockey team eventually becoming captain in 6th year, she also played for Dunfermline Ladies 1st team at National League level. Hockey was Charline’s chosen sport playing for Napier University up until her shin splints became too painful and she was recommended to cycle. In her 1st year at Napier University she tried the track at meadowbank and fell in love with the sport. Only 2 years after starting to compete in the sport Charline won a Silver medal at the Delhi Commonwealth Games in the Team Sprint. She then changed discipline to Endurance events and competed at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games for Scotland only 6 months after breaking her back in a training accident. Charline hung up the wheels in 2016 to focus on her coaching career and went to the 2018 Commonwealth Games with Team Barbados as the cycling coach and team manager. Since then her focus has changed and her business is focused around joint health and mobility coaching. She has online, in-person clients, hosts events and still has her foot in the door with cycling commentating, hosting and presenting at races and events around the UK. She now lives in Glasgow with her husband who is an ex professional rugby player and one year old son.


During Craig’s time at Dunfermline High School and Merchiston Castle School, he represented Scottish Schools at athletics and rugby. After school,  Craig played rugby for Melrose where he won three Scottish Championships. When the game turned professional in 1996, he moved to Leicester Tigers for 4 seasons where he won two English Premiership titles. His last move was to Edinburgh rugby where he played for 5 seasons, before retiring from professional sport in 2005. Craig won 25 full Scotland International Caps. Since 2005 he has worked in financial services as a discretionary investment manager, currently working for LGT and prior to this, with Abrdn and Standard Life. He now spends his time on the sidelines, watching his daughters play hockey and football.

We are so honoured to have both Craig & Charlene joining us this year.